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3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxmemes | 29 Nov 2021
Honest interview 😂😂😂
1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 26 Nov 2021
linus what the fuck
3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxmemes | 24 Nov 2021
Microsoft reduced Windows 11 update size by 40%
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2021
As for the second idea: I don't know the details of MSDelta, but updating references when the code moves is more clearly represented by a newer format Chrome has been using called Zucchini . Courgette does a complex process of disassembling (into several binary streams), aligning labels, and sending a patch of the disassembly, so the patcher has to do disassembly, patching, and reassembly. Zucchini does a more straightforward disassembly pass to note where the references are, and then patches them based on how it knows the code moved. Compared with Courgette, this involves less intermediate state so it's faster , the code is simpler, and because much more is implicit in the code motion the patches tend to be smaller.
That basic technique goes back at least to the TranslateAddress method in Exediff (1999) .
I've been meaning to write up an article on this stuff , Google doesn't seem interested in publicizing Zucchini themselves, maybe due to the patent kerfuffle around Courgette. Microsoft's document on delta compression  covers a lot of this ground.
 Some of this can be avoided, I made some changes to Courgette for a significant speed increase here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504624#c39
 I did write up a bug to consider this in Firefox, with patch size comparisons, but ultimately we didn't switch from the simple power of bsdiff: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1632374
 Their system can use info from the pre-linked objects and PDB symbol files for better alignment, I'd played around with seeding alignments like this in bsdiff and Zucchini but I don't recall it giving significant improvement. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/bb417345(...3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2021
Last I heard, Courgette is deprecated (and replaced by Zucchini) .
Can we trust Microsoft with Open Source?
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Oct 2021
> I don't think there s a static linking going on there, else it would be impossible to use Electron for closed source software.
no, the closed source part can stay closed source but linking must be reallowed.
Just run "strings" on the code binary: you'll see symbols coming straight from Blink like this one: https://github.com/chromium/chromium/blob/72ceeed2ebcd505b8d...
$ strings code-insiders | grep HTMLFormControls
Design patterns let you apply existing solutions to your code
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2021
And the list goes on, and on.
V8 was designed by the same engineers who built the Java Virtual Machine, and what techniques did they employ to build this massive piece of software that runs the modern web? Object oriented design, and design patterns.
It's very probable people designing modern web applications for the FAANGs are not particularly aware of design patterns, or even maybe that MVC is a design pattern even if they are using it. It's possible many design patterns aren't useful for the types of problems they are solving, or could complicate matters if they used them haphazardly.
I'm not saying this is the end all, be all, of software design. Or that "modern" functional takes on software design (most functional languages and ideas predate OOP) aren't perfectly valid, or successful. Or even that they couldn't solve many of these problems.
I'm just contesting any dogmatic rejection of what has actually been one of the most successful branches of software design.
Reproducible builds for Debian: a big step forward
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Oct 2021
Tab Unloading in Firefox 93
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Oct 2021
Chromium has "Paint Preview" (aka "Freeze Dried Tabs")  which basically does this. I think it's only supported on Chrome for Android right now.
First time trying Bromite because most people say its great
3 projects | reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO | 22 Sep 2021
Bromite uses a compiled blocklist format (DAT). You'll notice that the default blocklist is called filter.dat. If you want to compile your own list, HERE are the instructions.
Firefox Android is constantly reloading my tabs
1 project | reddit.com/r/firefox | 2 Dec 2021
In Firefox for Android, how do I make Reader View follow system settings for light/dark?
1 project | reddit.com/r/firefox | 1 Dec 2021
Currently it is not possible, there is an issue filed for it already though.
No reader mode for Washington Post?
1 project | reddit.com/r/firefox | 29 Nov 2021
If you don't mind sharing the link, you can file a bug report here: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/new/choose
Mozilla for Android - every secure site marked "insecure" briefly while loading
1 project | reddit.com/r/firefox | 29 Nov 2021
Lockwise is officially dying.
4 projects | reddit.com/r/firefox | 23 Nov 2021
Filed a feature request for this: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/22564
End of Support for Firefox Lockwise
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Nov 2021
I'd also say it's integration with Firefox on Android is just a broken, miserable experience. (I mostly blame FF for this, because it used to be great)
Firefox Mobile has the potential to be the best mobile browser
2 projects | reddit.com/r/firefox | 21 Nov 2021
Been waiting on this, opening a bookmark shouldn't keep opening a new tab, gets too cluttered. It's been sitting on the bug tracker for a good while now: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/133362 projects | reddit.com/r/firefox | 21 Nov 2021
It seems that soon (if this pull request gets merged) we will be able to delete cookies and data per site, just like in desktop Firefox.
Why is my clipboard accessed regularly now?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/firefox | 18 Nov 2021
It is fixed in Firefox mobile Nightly and will be backported to Firefox Mobile 95. Ref3 projects | reddit.com/r/firefox | 18 Nov 2021
What are some alternatives?
iceraven-browser - Iceraven Browser
ungoogled-chromium - Google Chromium, sans integration with Google
brave-browser - Next generation Brave browser for Android, Linux, macOS, Windows.
bromite - Bromite a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!
WebKit - Official git mirror of the WebKit repository, https://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit, future canonical repository.
termux-packages - A build system and primary set of packages for Termux.
brave-core - Core engine for the Brave browser for Android, Linux, macOS, Windows. For issues https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues
fingerprintjs - Browser fingerprinting library with the highest accuracy and stability.
darkreader - Dark Reader Chrome and Firefox extension